Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Workings of a large scale Log Cabin quilt

I took a look through some traditional quilt books and came up with an interesting and MUCH larger scale version of a log cabin pattern. By MUCH larger I mean that the center starting block is the lovely Anna Maria Horner's print from her Garden Party collection and it will be a finished 15x15in block. Which means that the other strips will be BIG. The white strips with "solid" written on them will be just that, huge strips of solid fabric. I know that I am definitely not doing white. I have been digging on deep purple lately, so that could make an appearance. I haven't decided if I want it to be one solid color, or each different strip be different solids.I think I might stick with each strip being a different solid. The OTHER strips that are all squiggly are going to be a mix of gorgeous prints from my Anna Maria Horner Garden Party and Good Folks stash and a mix of bold colored solids. I haven't mapped out all of the dimensions yet, that is part where my brain explodes.

The Garden Party print for my center block, don't you love it? I've only been staring at it for 2 years now....

I have picked through my Garden Party and Good Folks stash for these lovelies. After taking another glance, I already think that I am taking the brown print out. I don't really like the color brown, at all. It's got to go.:

Something I love about Anna Maria Horner's fabrics is that they all compliment each other so well. These are a mix from two completely unrelated collections and you can't even tell which are which (I even think that the two Good Folks prints I slipped in there go better than the Garden Party prints): 

Getting ready to be pressed:

Now I just need to get my solids, map out all the measurements, double-check the measurements and get going. Hopefully I will have everything mapped out by the weekend. 



1 comment:

  1. Would love it if you could post the measurements you came up with or the formula you used.